Friends of Highgate Library book review competition for Teenagers

posted 14 Dec 2015, 05:02 by dartmouth park   [ updated 14 Dec 2015, 05:14 ]
The friends have launched a book review competition for local teenagers

Book Review Competition for Teenagers

Win £50 this Christmas!

The Friends of Highgate Library invites school students from Years 7 to 11 to review a novel over the Christmas holidays.

£50 will be awarded to the author of the best review.

The review must be between 350 and 500 words.

Entrants must use their own Camden library card and borrow the book they review from Highgate Library, Chester Road.

Closing date for entries: 4.30 pm on Wednesday 20 January.

See the details below, or call in at the Library if you need further information. The library will be open until 1pm on Thursday 24th December, and will re-open after the break on Tuesday January 5th.


1. The competition to review a novel is open to all school students from Years 7 to 11.

2. The review can be of any novel provided that the book is borrowed from Highgate Library, Chester Road, on the entrant’s own Camden library card.

3. The review must be between 350 and 500 words, excluding the title and author of the book.  The word count must be written at the end of the review.

4. The review must be delivered to Highgate Library no later than 4.30 pm on Wednesday 20 January. It must be printed on unfolded A4 paper and sealed in a board-backed envelope. If required the library will print the review free of charge and supply the envelope.

5. The entrant’s name, his/her library card number, school year and current email address and/or phone number must be typed at the top of the review.

6. There will be a single prize of £50 awarded in memory of Enid Evans, a long-standing member of the Friends of Highgate Library.

7. FoHL retains the right to use any entries in a display in Highgate Library.

7. Any entry that does not meet all the conditions set out above will not be considered. The judges’ decision will be final.